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Surgery: Technology

Volume 504: debated on Wednesday 27 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment his Department has made of the use of robotic radiosurgery systems in the national health service. (313049)

Robotic radiosurgery is not currently available as a standard treatment within the national health service and so no such assessment has been made. The National Radiotherapy Implementation Group has set up a working group to look into the uses and different methods of delivery of stereotactic body radiotherapy.